This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Unfortunately, Word documents are still very obscure. There are only a handful (at most) libraries that really can handle them. I'd check the OpenOffice.org API, as they have made the most progress on reading and writing MS word files.